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good morning. battle supreme. president obama's pick heads to the hill today. democrats pushing hard. >> have the guts, the guts to vote yes or no. >> is the nomination dead on arrival? we will talk to the president's chief of staff. where is the love? a new poll shows hillary clinton and donald trump are deeply unpopular even in their own parties while trump has a dire warning for the gop if there is a contested convention. >> i think you would have riots. >> is he using scare tactics to try to lock in the nomination? family first. a major league baseball player walks away from
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his son's time with the team. a boy such a fixture he had his own locker. how much is too much when it comes to bringing your kids to work? and frank sinatra jr. dies hours after canceling a concert and the touching tribute today thursday, march 17, 2016. from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. >> good morning everybody. welcome to "today." in kate you didn't know it's st. patrick's day. i knew from the crowd on the plaza. >>
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stick on shamrock on the lapel. top story is the show doane over president obama's nominees for supreme court. judge merrick garland to meet with lawmakers. >> when judge garland goes to capitol hill he will meet with democrats and so far no republicans. political lines drawn by the president and the republican senate and a critical seat on the supreme court for mow held hostage to presidential campaign politics. >> i simply ask republicans in the senate to give him a fair hearing and then an up or down vote. >> reporter: president obama challenging senate republicans to give his supreme court nominee a hearing. >> if you don't it will not only
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will indicate a process for nominating and confirming judges that is beyond repair. >> reporter: republican leaders are not budging. >> it is the senate's right to act as a check on a president and with hold consent. >> reporter: majority leading mitch mcconnell doubling down. >> what we are talking about is a principle and not a person. >> reporter: insisting the vacancy should be filled by the next president. >> have the guts, the guts to vote yes or no. >> reporter: democrats trying to shame republicans. >> they want to vote maybe. that is a gutless derlication of the constitution. judge garland is hardly a liberal icon, chosen because the white house thinks he is hard to reject on record or politics. seen as a moderate h
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of 32 republican senators when nomnited to the d.c. circuit court in 1997. he's a good man. but he shouldn't be brought up in this toxic environment. >> reporter: just last week he said he didn't think president obama would pick garland because garland didn't appeal to democrats liberal base. republicans may be calculating that judge garland would be more acceptable to them than anyone a future president hillary clinton or donald trump might choose. >> pete williams is at the supreme court this morning with more on the man who is caught in the middle of what is a political tug of war. >> reporter: the president has
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who is well liked and respected hoping to make it harder for the republicans to say he won't give them a hearing. merrick garland served for 19 years, he's 63. born in chicago. graduated from harvard. he and his wife, lynn, have been married for 29 years and have two daughters. he supervised the prosecution of timothy mcveigh in 1995. bill clinton nominated him to be a federal judge in 1997 and was confirmed by the senate 76 to 23 with 32 republican votes. his rulings are considered centrist and generally votes to uphold environmental rules and is often tougher on criminals. mr. obama twice confirmed merrick
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court. white house chief of staff, good morning. thanks for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> i have heard different people describe this nomination in extremely different ways. one theory is this is the president offering an olive branch to republicans. another is this is the president saying i dare you to block this guy and the third is that the president is offering up the sack rificial lamb for an ugly political fight. >> the president ran a very detailed process and came up with a candidate who met a very simple qualification, namely excellence. everybody that you talk to in legal circles and in the newspapers this morning you cannot find a bad word said about merrick garland. >> you are saying the president isn't telling republicans i dare you to block this judge? >> i'm telling
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nominated someone for this vacancy. he found somebody with a proven track record of excellence, somebody who is described as a decent man and somebody who has a fair-minded approach to understanding the law. that's exactly who we found in this judge and we expect the senate to do its job. >> perhaps neither side has clean hands entirely. when senator obama was in office he voted against justice robert's nomination. how does he explain that now? >> well, what is interesting is that in both of those cases not only did senators meet with and give a hearing to those candidates but they voted on them. and that is exactly the process that we are asking for here. >> president obama voted to filibuster and not bring him
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>> they had a series of hearings and a vote out of committee and then a debate on the senate floor. the filibuster was stopped. that's exactly the way the process should work. that is exactly what we hope will happen in this case and exactly what the president called for yesterday. we have a candidate who is uniformally recognized somebody with unquestionable excellence and terrific experience. >> real quickly if you can, does the president have one firm ally on the republican side in the senate that he feels will help him get this to a hearing and confirmation? >> we feel good about the first day of this. we heard many, more than a handful of republicans changing their position and being willing to meet with -- >> does the president have a real firm ally on the republican
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side? >> what i said is that yesterday we heard several republican senators agreeing to meet with him. we think that is a good start. this is not rocket science. they need to do what the constitution says, give him a hearing and vote and let's fill the vacancy. >> thanks for getting up early with us. we appreciate it. >> thanks. happy st. patrick's day. the supreme court fight is raising the stakes. donald trump is warning about what he fears will happen if he is denied the republican nomination. p nbc national correspondent peter alexander has more on that side of the story. >> reporter: good morning. happy st. patrick's day. the math backs trump. he needs 55% of the remaining delegates to get there. if he does it the billionaire is warning while he wouldn't lead it bad things
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donald trump dominating the competition. he is defiant warning what could happen if he is not the republican nominee. >> i think you would have riots. i'm representing a tremendous, many, many millions of people. i think bad things would happen. >> reporter: the front runner says he is done debating his rivals. with trump out john kasich is following suit. >> i think we have had enough debates. i was very surprised when i heard fox called for a debate. i won't be there. >> reporter: something trump is not shying away from, foreign policy telling morning joe he is his own best asset. >> since we have dire foreign policy issues who are you consulting with so you are ready on day one? >> i'm speaking with myself because i have a very good brain. my primary
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i have a good insinth for this stuff. >> reporter: kasich touting his ability to win. >> neither of those guys can win a general election. maybe they are spoiling it for the republican party. >> reporter: speculation is building over another potential player like speaker of the house paul ryan. >> people say what about the contested convention? who knows. >> reporter: a spokesperson says ryan will not accept a nomination. trump and hillary clinton are already in a dress rehearsal for the general election. trump releasing this instagram video mocking clinton as weak against vladimir putin and isis showing her parking like a dog while telling a joke on the trail. the closing message, we don't need to be a punch line. >> our commander in chief
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be able to defend our country, not embarrass it. to be great we can't be small. we can't lose what made america great in the first place. >> reporter: if a trump/clinton show down faces reality the latest poll showing they are the most unpopular politicians in their parties. trump is touting a big speech as he puts it before the prominent pro israel lobby scheduled for monday hours after hillary clinton addresses the group. that really could offer the best side by side comparison of these two on policy and presentation. >> two words for you, chicken soup. >> i'm on my way. >> eucalyptus steam shower. diplomatic efforts underway to free the college student for
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poster. >> reporter: good morning. one human rights group described it as like a simple student prank but the student finds himself in prison by a country locked in a nuclear standoff with the world. after begging for his freedom -- >> please save my life -- >> reporter: he is waking up in north korea prison sentenced to 15 years hard labor. >> please think of my family. >> reporter: fingerprinted, handcuffed, led away, guilty of subversion, the north korean's say. the university of virginia student stealing a propaganda poster from a hotel. >> i am only human. >> reporter:
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stole the banner for a member of his church group. his twitter and facebook accounts show him relaxed and smiling. he volunteers as a swim coach and mentor for teens. he is one of two u.s. citizens held in north korea. travel there is legal. a few thousand americans go each year. >> the allegations for which this individual was arrested and imprisoned would not give rise to arrest or imprisonment in the united states or any other country in the world. >> reporter: tours of destinations your mother would rather you stay away from. now he faces prison by a totalitarian government that hates america. why he went there? the americans who go to north korea offering young
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looking for adventure and retired folks hoping for the experience of a lifetime sgrmpt had not like that. let's turn back to capitol hill. rick snyder testifying at a house hearing on the flint water crisis. the governor has come under incredible fire after thousands were affected by led tainted water. governor snyder says he didn't learn the water was contaminated until after 18 months after the city began drawing water from the flint river in april 2014. the governor is expected to address his commitment to finding a permanent solution. is that green on your tie i see. >> a little bit. >> no pinches for you. >> have you pinched matt yet? looks like it was about to fall off. >> i might take it off. >> just for the pinch. let's
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good morning. i'm meteorologist chuck bell. currently 45 in leesburg, 37 in culpeper. milder 50 though here in downtown washington. forecast for the school kids, you'll need a wind breaker here this morning. may want to have a pocket size umbrella for later. about a 30% chance of a passing shower between 3:00 and 6:00. highs today, mid to upper 60s. look at a colder weekend and that's your latest weather. sad news to report. singer frank sinatra jr., the son of the iconic entertainer died, passing away in florida where he was on tour. >> reporter: he led a colorful life. frank sinatra jr built a career singing his father's iconic tunes in a voice
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at times being the chairman of the board's son came with a price. at age 19 his father's fame marked him as a target for kidnapping held for four days until sinatra sr. paid almost a quarter of a million dollars to his captors. >> nervous but the only thing to do is hope for the best. >> reporter: he stepped in as musical director during his father's final touring years and acting, appearing in almost 20 shows including family guy and sopranos playing himself. >> here is one for your pal. >> just last year he sang for the new york yankees. sister nancy sinatra posted that her brother died of cardiac arrest. >> that is sad
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coming up, how much is your family time worth? the major leaguer who is retiring and walking away from $13 million after being told to limit the time his son spent with the team. the beginning of the end of killer whales at sea world. the park's ceo is speaking out and addressing critics as he announces a
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good morning. i'm meteorologist chuck bell. sunshine coming up. there is at national shrine of the immaculate conception. beautiful way to get the day started. temperatures are on the cool side, but not all that cold. 43 in leesburg and gaithersburg, 40 in martinsburg, 41 fredericksburg. 50 in falls church. 12 hours of two minutes to enjoy today. temperatures 40s and 50s at 9:00 p.m. mid and upper 60s today. 30% or less chance of a quick passing shower this afternoon. best chances for rain between
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♪ flo-rida thursday on the today show. it is also st. patrick's day. we see green on the plaza. we will get out there and say hi. >> i love the traditional irish flo-rida song. merrick garland will begin meet wg lawmakers on the hill but republican leadership maintaining they have no intention on taking action on garland's nomination. the metro rail system back up a
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unprecedented day-long shutdown. crews spent wednesday inspecting hundreds of power cables. and first lady michelle obama took part in south by southwest music festival. >> i will not run for president not going to do it. i have these two young people at home and being the daughters of a president, just think about it. come on, young people, not so easy. they have handled it with grace and with poise. enough is enough. >> what does she have planned for after the white house? the first lady to bring education to girls around the world. >>
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of people talking. adam laroche walking away from a multimillion dollar salary. >> white sox executives say laroche decided to retire after they asked him to dial back the time his son spends with the team raising questions about how much is too much when it comes to bringing your kid to work, in this case to a baseball park. >> adam laroche stunning the baseball world with his abrupt retirement saying he is ready to walk away from the game and $13 million remaining on his contract. white sox officials confirm the decision came after they asked him to cut back the time his 14-year-old son drake spends in the clubhouse. many call drake the 2
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he is considered such a fixture that he attends practice at home and on the road. drake has his own uniform and was given his own locker. white sox vice president ken williams calls drake a fine young man but says it was time to draw the line. what would i say to the next person who wanted to bring his son and have it be an everything thing. >> reporter: williams saying it is time the team concentrates on playing better baseball after suffering three straight losing seasons. laroche has not appeared publicly tweeting thank you for the game of baseball and for giving me way more than i deserved. bryce harper, a former teammate voicing his support tweeting good for you, nothing like father and son in the clubhouse. it's a family game. >> after all, it is work and when the fans are demanding a
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white sox they are tightening up the reins. >> we did reach out for comment. the team does confirm laroche signed retirement papers but have not been filed with the league. there was a meeting of the players, about a two-hour meeting. this is coming from some of them clearly. >> it's a locker room. this is a 14-year-old boy. we know players in locker rooms like a certain atmosphere and i don't think they want to be worried about what they do or say. i think it is across the line. >> and adam laroche's father played in the big leagues so adam had this experience to hang around locker rooms and be around big leaguers. >> and the team is under a lot of pressure. >> occasional visit is different than being there so often. >> some of our fondest memories going to work with our dad. >> i can't focus when i
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i'm worried about if they are going to embarrass me or do something they shouldn't be doing. >> i think the white sox have the right to say it's too much and he has the right to walk away. >> he still has good swings in his bat. in the presidential race we have been talking about the chances of a contested convention for republicans. it will come down to the delegate count. who are those delegates? they can play a major role in picking the next president. hallie jackson decided to look into that. >> reporter: on the republican side over 2,400 delegates who can hold the key to the nomination, the folks who may pick the next presidential nominee.
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are where pick the nominee. in cleveland this year could be donald trump's coronation or the businessman could face a hostile takeover. >> we are going to go all the way to cleveland and secure the republican nomination. >> reporter: delegates are assigned based on how their state voted at least in the first round usually that is all it takes. this year there could be a second round or more when some delegates could pick who they want. campaigns looking to lock in support. >> the process works, this is americana. it is wonderful. >> reporter: he has been a delegate at four conventions but never a contested one. he might this year. >> we are glorified messenger. we get to cast the ballot. >> reporter: this year could be different. >> i have to admit i am pretty excited about it. t
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and schedules and vacations, they have to be found, cataloged and wooed. they cannot be bullied. >> reporter: in the scramble for support a trump adviser tells nbc they are plotting to pick up marco rubio delegates. and john kasich is bringing on a top operative who helped gerald ford beat ronald reagan at the last contested convention four decades ago. >> a lot are looking to enhance their ability to work in a new administration. >> reporter: from the candidate who touts deal making skills, a warning what could happen if dealings don't involve him. >> i think you would have riots. i am representing a tremendous, many millions of people. >> reporter: and trump's campaign manager has been named delegate in his home state of new hampshire. safe to say who held
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question about it. let's get the weather. >> still got a little winter to talk about especially in the upper midwest and great lakes. big upper level low bringing in cold air from in cold air from can made todadcanada. so know all the way down to minneapolis. it will be lights. winds still fairly strong. but we'll see continues improve as the low moves away. it will bring a little snow to upstate new york, northern new england. thunderstorms first, though. small hail and gusty winds likely. here's what is happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. i'm chuck bell and right here in our fair neighborhood this morning, we have bright sunshine in our eastern sky. it will stay mostly sunny through the morning and into the early afternoon hours before more clouds build in and a slight chance for a passing hour today. currently we're in the 40s in most neighborhoods. 43 in ashburn and 40 in charles town,
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back at 7:42. big news out of sea world. >> the park says it will stop breeding iconic killer whales. >> a pretty big story coming after years of controversy about sea world's treatment of the killer whales. the company saying major transition. as we learn it will still leave critics with plenty of question. orca killer whales sea world. but that may be changing. >> what we are announcing is the end of our orca breeding. >> reporter: the company hoping this
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over treatment of captive orcas and several people killed by them. >> what happened to her could have happened to anyone. >> like in 2010. back lash was intense. the stock losing more than half the value. >> your company spent a lot of time and energy maligning that film. is this an admission that they were right? >> i would never admit that the care of our animals was poor. a lot of factors changed people's opinion. >> reporter: outraged critics disagree. >> they are relegated to the equivalent of us living in bath tubs. >> reporter: sea world has pledged not to capture wild orcas. today is the first time they are commenting not to breed new killer whales. there is a catch. >> in 20
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zero whales? >> it depends how many will live. we have one that is 42 years old and one that hasn't been born yet. >> you have new orca shows launching in the coming years? >> we call them orca encounters. we are going to eliminate the more theatrical element. >> former trainer says that isn't enough. sea world says it has to keep the orcas because they were born in captivity and never learned to live in the wild. some say they could be moved to protected sanctuaries. >> we feel and we have studied this a lot. we feel it is a very risky environment to do that. >> sea world is making this announcement with a commitment of millions to conservation and a surprising bed fellow, the humane society. >> people will say this isn't enough action. >> we can't unwind what has happened with those animals who
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40 years. >> reporter: sea world says it is the end of an era. >> how much longer do you foresee whales in captivity? >> as long as it takes for this current population to pass on. there will be no more new orcas. >> sea world ceo saying you are going to see fewer whales in the marketing but for a while you will be able to go there and see the orcas on display and these experiences, fewer flips but they are there. >> like a long term wind down. >> as they predicted how that is going to impact visitation at the parks? >> it is the center piece of their business. that may be why they are taking decades to allow the change. >> thank you. appreciate it. coming up, how do stars cram into the red carpet dresses? jennifer garner comes through for us. and carso
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7:56. good morning. i'm eun yang. all five metro lines are back up and running this morning. melissa mollett is tracking your commute. >> no delays on metro. everything looking quite good. service started at time so we're back up and running. big look at the beltway, have a new crash here outer loop at central avenue, a crash in the center of the roadway. starting to slow this things. 270 is pretty slow from 370 down south. seminary road pretty jammed heading inbound. ck> we'll che
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bright sunshine, temperatures in the 30s across central virginia, 50 downtown and up in hagerstown. nice day today, plenty of sunshine early. giving way to more clouds this afternoon. there is a slight chance for a few showers today. nothing major. if you can't find the umbrella, you will probably get away with it today. happy st. patrick's day. windy and cooler tomorrow. down right cold over the weekend with a pole of a rain/snow mix, maybe slushy accumulations on sunday. another new s
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." spring break scam. families spending thousands to book vacation rentals to find they have been ripped off. what you need to know before your next trip. throwing a big fat wedding. before our lucky couple says i do we want you to help pick their favors. and what is st. patrick's day without an irish jig? we are celebrating with a live performance from riverdance today thursday, march 17, 2016. ♪
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>> happy st. patrick's day. >> kiss me! >> all the way from indianapolis celebrating st. patrick's day. >> kiss us, we're irish! >> good morning. >> happy st. patrick's day. >> good morning. it's 8:00. it's st. patrick's day. happy st. patrick's day to you. top of the morning. we have a very green crowd on our plaza today. >> we have in the past given natalie a little bit of grief about her throwback thursday songs. "jump around" one of my son's favorite songs. i like it, too. >>
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around. >> couple for our big fat wedding back this morning. you will pick their wedding favors. the best part about this giving you a chance to take them home, as well, wedding favors. >> let's get a check of the morning's top stories. >> glad you like my choice there. in the news this morning president obama's nominee for the supreme court begins making the rounds on capitol hill today. washington appeals court just merrick garland meeting. majority leader mitch mcconnell says he will not meet personally with garland. he is leading a republican effort to block a hearing or confirmation vote so court vacancy can be filled by the next president. the republican national committee cancelled next monday's presidential debate in salt lake city. front runner donald trump refused to take part
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and that he had a speech planned for that evening. that prompted john kasich to drop out. trump told cnn on wednesday that his supporters might riot if he is denied the republican nomination at the party's convention in july. hillary clinton launched an ad blitz in arizona addressing education and deportation of immigrants. another ad features former arizona congress woman gabby giffords. clinton heads in after sweeping five states this week. top sanders campaign said the second half of the primary schedule which includes states like wisconsin and washington will be more favorable to sanders. now to a dramatic prison break. you can see here two inmates trying desperately trying to
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hijacked helicopter on the prison's roof. this happened three years ago in quebec but the video is just released. the two men struggled to find the rope and never made it to the roof. the chopper takes off with the two inmates clinging to the rope, all effort was futile in the end. a few hours later police were able to recapture the men. a german shepherd is getting reacquainted with her family nearly five weeks after she fell off a fishing boat. on tuesday he got a call from the u.s. navy. luna had been found apparently walking on the beach. how luna got back to dry land? apparently she is one heck of a doggy paddler. fantastic. good to see her back with the family. >> incredible. millions of families heading off for spring break and police are wni
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is becoming an all-too-popular scam. >> olivia sterns is here with the story. >> it is a nightmare and for a growing number of travelers. imagine you save all year for a special trip only to show up and find out the reservation doesn't exist and worse the money is gone. that is what happened to one mom in michigan who thought she booked her dream vacation online. >> reporter: she thought she found the perfect place for the family's spring break. >> it was on the beach and in our price zone. >> reporter: a painter and mother of two she had been saving all year and was thrilled to find a deal. she wired $1,500 to a bank account and florida and got an e-mail receipt. when she arrived at the property -- >> i said we have reservations for the week and they took the piece
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and started laughing. he said we do not rent this place out and if we did we would never rent it for this rate. i was shocked and thinking what are we going to do? >> reporter: joyce gonzalez manages the sand pearl residences the place shelly thought she booked. this past weekend she had five people show up all victims of what authorities say are scams. >> the last one was the hardest. they had two little children with them. they had no place to go, no vehicle. the cab dropped them off. here they stood with nothing. >> reporter: a growing problem. the fbi estimates that americans lose nearly $19 million in similar vacation rental scams. >> you canp rent me a popular. >> reporter: joy decided to respond. >> what unit number do you have? >> the
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lease, sir. hello. >> he hung up. >> police say there nault much they can do. how much do you know about the people behind the scams? >> 99% of them are out of the country, india, dubai. >> can you do anything about it? >> i can't. >> reporter: only 2% to 3% of people ever get their money back. the scam ad shelly fell for is still up on craigslist. >> it makes me angry that they can continue to do that. >> reporter: she is looking forward to a stayication. >> there are things you can do to protect yourself. research the address. a lot of these scam ads are just copied and pasted. be sure this wasn't just taken from somewhere else online. when possible try to book through a broker or a site that
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don't just go on craigslist. and call and ask to speak to somebody. ask to speak directly to the property manager to confirm the unit is actually available forrent. >> you have your kids and bags and they say we don't rent that out. >> and you already sent the money. coming up next, have you heard of the crunch effect? we will tell you what it is and how it might help with your weight loss. cashing in. what is being planned to celebrate this botched painting restoration. and special steals and deals tied ♪
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39% of men agreed down 5%. >> why do you think it is? >> the complexities of divorce they realize how difficult it is. >> maybe growing up being surveyed and thinking if you can it would be better to try to work it out. >> stick it out. >> fascinating. they say silence is golden but could it be the key to kicking your junk food habit? this comes from researchers at bringham young. they found if you eat alone in relative quiet you eat less because you will be more aware of all of your chewing and swallowing sounds. it's called the crunch effect. >> it doesn't work with doritos. >> you probably eat fewer. eating with people in front of the television that distracts you and you are more likely to eat more. >> deni
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bagel is gone and i don't remember eating it. >> me, too. >> you are not paying attention. >> not the noise of turning the pages. >> you don't eat the entire bag for fear that they judge you because they are around you. >> and smell the dorito breath on you. this next story is one of our favorite of all times. we will look for any excuse to tell it again. remember the elderly woman in spain tasked of restoring this 19th century painting and this is how she restored it. the whole thing became viral. it was just a whole national embarrassment. >> it is in the eye of the beholder. >> it's just the way she did it. i find it to be adorable and hilarious. local officials were mortifi
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now they are saying let's capitalize this. they are opening an entire tour center to showcase that botched fresco because thousands of come to see it. >> the woman who did the restoration is part of the exhibit. >> she is in a case. let's turn to erin andrews thanking fans for support and jennifer garner spilling the secret. >> erin andrews giving first interview, a jury awarding andrews $55 million for being secretly recorded while being nude in her hotel room. >> maybe this isn't the best place to ask you, but may i have a million dollars. >> i don't have any money. i want to thank
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there are so many people that reached out all over the world really. >> andrews saying she is ready to put the whole ordeal behind her and get back to work. jennifer garner sharing back stage secrets from the oscars. she looked great on the red carpet. jennifer said it wasn't easy and got candid about the work to get into that dress. >> ithere is metal and people move your ribs and move your liver and -- i had a panic attack in my ribs. >> i don't know what that means. >> i was having a muscle spasm. everything in here started to freak right out. and i said i'm going to have to stand up. i can't breathe. i'm going to have to stand up. she says if you stand up they think you are kanye west. you can't
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>> jennifer says she was able to stand up during a commercial break and then had to use the restroom and that was a whole other situation. henry cavell getting ready to play superman. he just posted this video from times square here in new york to prove it. ♪ not even standing under his own billboard in a superman shirt was enough to get any attention. the naked cowboy was quite busy. henry has good taste in busy.carson. al? >> how about one more nor'easter? would you like one more? just o
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>> come on. >> just one more. so we're looking at our friends from the european model, and they're showing low pressure on saturday morning, it's in the gulf. and then it starts to make its own sweet time, colder air down from canada. by sunday morning, it's making its way into the northeast. so by 3:00 sunday, new jersey, philadelphia, parts of washington and the delmarva peninsula, by monday we're looking at a decent amount of heavy snow, heavy wet snow in the middle east. the american model says just new england. so take a look at the snowfall totals sunday into monday. this is the european model. new york city, around 8 to 10 inches of snow. up into new england, 12 inches or more. all of a sudden you're paying attention, aren't you? now the american model. almost nothing. heaviest snow in northern new england. who will win? >> usa, usa! >> well, we'll fi
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of course it's still early. but we'll watch this very carefully. that's what is going on around the country. here's what is going on with your european models. and obviously that storm system something we're keeping a close eye on. temperatures right now in the 30s, 40s and 50s. kind of a wide sprarange. 50 in the district, 43 up in frederick. if in the afternoon we'll have increasing clouds, but gorgeous out there overall for your st. paddy's day. but as we do head into the afternoon and evening hours, scattered showers are possible. temperatures today though still comfortable, near 70. windy and cooler tomorrow, a high of 62. . and that's your latest weather. >> we may be looking at fat snow flakes. this morning we have a special big fat today wedding edition of steals and deals. bargains on great items. one of those items will be
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first, how the wedding guest gift is now changing. after the i do comes the thank you. and when it comes to wedding favors this year out with the almond and in with the common from spices to tote bags to tickets, utility rules. front and center personalized treats that encourage guests to eat, drink and be merry. reminding family and friends how sweet love can be. candles and regional goodies like cheese crisps, olive oil and rosemary salt from wine country giving guests a gift that keeps giving until it is gone. >> more steals and deals contributor jill martin is here. our wedding couple are back. before we get to the great stuff you went to the premiere of the
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>> so fun. >> my family was there, of course. came to the premiere and everyone for pictures. >> before you walk down the aisle you got to walk the red carpet. did you get nervous? >> i just suck it in, push them out and smile. >> that isn't where i was going but that is all right. let's talk about what is going to happen. >> these are wedding favors, possible wedding favors. you can get them at home even if you are not getting married. you are going to vote on which favor they should give out and they have a preference. >> why don't we divide and conquer. you have stations. where do you want to start? she told me she had an interesting wedding favor. >> a
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sugar covered almond. unmarried people take the almonds home and put it under your pillow and whoever you dream about that night you are going to marry. >> that can be dangerous. >> this is the first one, shutter fly photo candles. you can see right here their pictures are on the candles. you can do a saying, a monogram, a photo. so variety of scents. retail $39.99. the deal is $12. >> you can use the glass afterwards to do shots. >> 60 hours of burn time. >> caitlyn is standing by item number two. >> these are ben's garden trays. they are hand crafted and have
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you can get different ones or choose for your guests. we all agree with that. so the retail is $125. the deal is $37.50. this is something you can use at home and always think of the couple afterwards. >> do you like these? >> i do. they are beautiful. >> come on over to john and john is standing by beautiful glass ware. >> this is perfect for you. this is the stationary studio personalized glass ware. retail is $90. set of four and you can split them up. they are packaged in a white gift box. the deal is
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that's 65% off. >> you don't have to take the candle holder to do the shot. you can have proper glass ware. >> maybe a tooth brubrush holde >> as we deliver our toast we say let's remind people of all these great deals. so the products. for more on these deals and to vote maybe more importantly for one of these as a wedding favor head to today.com and while you are there you can help decide how she will wear her hair one week from today. >> let's go over to carson. coming up a st. patrick's day celebration with help from the riverdance. first your local news and
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good morning. it's 8:26. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's check on the morning commute with melissa mollett. >> good morning. so right now new problem 295 north after suitland parkway, a crash in the two center lanes really slowing things for folks. 270 southbound pretty slow through the gaithersburg rockville area, as well. 95 north before occoquan river bridge, a crash on the left shoulder. and metrorail back on track this morning. back to normal service. wel have a check on your'l
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a beautiful morning. currently at 50 degrees in the district. a bit breezy this afternoon p. and we'll notice more cloud cover. partly sunny later, but pretty nice with highs in the mid to upper 60s. there could be some scattered showers during the afternoon and evening
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very light. tomorrow windy, cooler, high temperatures in the low 60s. we'll have partly to mostly sunny skies. and you get the latest
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> we love having you guys here. welcome back. good to see you. happy st. patrick's day. march 17, 2016. we are celebrating with the irish phenomenon riverdance. they will be back with a big performance in just a little while.
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>> in honor of the day we are cooking up classic irish fare. shepherd's pie and they are telling us this is easy to make. >> also ahead hollywood it girl swings by studio 1 >> and how about a check of the weather. >> how about a little st. patrick's day. four big parades. let's start off up in boston. and the weather looking pretty darn good. we will see partly sunny, mild conditions. temperature about 62. some afternoon storms by the end of it. here in new york city, we're looking for another beautiful day. clouds move in, a few showers late in the afternoon. let's head down the coast, head to savannah, huge st. patrick's day parade there. warming up, 79, isolated
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chance of showers, temperature about 75 degrees. that's what is going on around the country. here's what is happening in your neck of the woods. temperatures right now in the 40s and 50s. reston coming in at 49, 43 in college park, beautiful out there morning. and pretty nice this afternoon. however we will have increasing clouds and about a 30% chance that you're dealing with a light shower later today. otherwise high take in the district near 70. our high yesterday was 74. so just a touch cooler and a bit breezy this afternoon. for tomorrow, windy throughout the day, highs in the low 60s. so temperatures continue to it up >> and that's your latest weather. >> where are you from? >> naples, florida. >> you picked a good day to come up. are you irish? >> no. >> you are today. thank you so much. we are wrapping up our consumer confidential series with
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look at frequent flyer miles. here is the points guy, brian kelly. good morning to you. >> thanks for having me. >> some people say i don't fly that often. >> i tell people if you shop or eat food you can be earning tons of miles. >> before we get into the details you have a special way of keeping track of the different points and programs. >> it does get confuser. there are sites which will track miles and let you know if they are about to expire. >> earning miles. you don't just fly to get miles. you can do it by dining? >> a lot of credit cards where you can earn miles but in addition you can sign up for dining programs. you sign up your credit card or debit card and earn extra miles automatically. your corner juice shop or large national chain you get free miles. >> you have another tip about buying gift
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it drives me crazy because you are not earning valuable miles or points. use a credit card at a grocery store and buy gift cards whether graduation or wedding earn points and the value of the gift is still the same. the next issue is when to buy airline miles if ever. i thought that wasn't such a good deal. >> whenever you are checking in they want to sell you miles, don't do it. if you like flying first class especially international buying miles can make sense. generally buying the most amount of miles possible can make sense. you can buy 100,000 miles for $2,000. if you can use those to get a $5,000 ticket you are coming ahead. >> should i use my miles for the little trip or should i be banking them and saving them for a big trip to europe? >> i would say save it for big trips. air fare h
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prices low. save up for the trip of a lifetime. our next question is how to redeem these miles. how do you search in the airline website? >> the funny thing is there is not that many blackout dates. airline websites lie. don't assume that -- >> they lie glmpt is don't assume they are telling you everything. redeem on partner airlines. when you redeem on an airline partner the issue is they don't show up on line a lot. pick up the phone even though it is 2016 and ask that they have partner award availability. it can save you thousands of miles. >> if you call you get charged for calling? >> always ask to waive the fee. >> when you talk about not being as many blackout dates but it is hard because they don't have the availability there is that a timeo
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call? >> it is. and also you don't have to just book flights. i am seeing adele using my star wood points in london. a lot of things to redeem not just the trip to orlando. >> take me with you. appreciate it. coming up next, shailene
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in the upcoming third installment her character takes on new heights. >> sometimes when i look past the wall i dream i can do something out there. do you in. >> i don't. >> maybe you need to look
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i'm just not seeing what you're seeing. >> are you going to do this? >> yeah. >> shailene, welcome back. how are you doing? >> i'm really good. >> you are really busy. >> we are all busy. >> when you are an actor why wouldn't you want to be busy? >> so many opportunities to meet new people and explore new places. >> when you guys wrap a movie and everybody does other projects and you get back for this what is it like the moment everybody gets back together? >> it feels like summer camp. i never went to summer camp, but that is the only analogy i can think of. feels like the same group of 200 people. they go off and live their own journeys and have their own chapters of life unfold and then you get to catch up and relearn who that person is. >>
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>> volleyball games, paddleboarding, hiking. >> we are going to sign up for this. >> these are big movies. they are big sets. there is big demands on you physically. do you stay in divergent shape between movies or do you have to kind of cram to get back in shape? >> here is the thing about stunts, you sort of look really cool without doing very much. >> how much do you do? climbing walls, any of that? >> most of it is -- we have harnesses on. the harness is pulling us up. we have to move our limbs. >> you are telling me the other actors who say i trained for six months to get in shape for this role. >> they might have different experiences. the hardest thing about the movies physically is the running. i'm not a ru.
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>> you climb the wall, the wall in this one. what is on the other side? >> a whole new world. a whole new world. a questionable world. i don't think our characters know what the world will provide them which is the excitement of going over the wall. first they see the fringe which is a post nuclear war zone and then they enter another culture called the bureau and it is developed elite rulers of the world. >> leaving room for the fourth installment which i think you start shooting over the summer? >> later this year. >> do you look forward to putting that in the rear view mirror? >> it will be a bittersweet experience, exciting to do other things and work on other projects and yet also to say good bye to this community of people that has gotten so close and experiences that have lent us so much growth and it will be a very bizarre thing. >> i mentioned how busy
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recently you decided to take a several-week trek to india. fascinating country. did you agree? >> fascinating. the colors, the smell is so different than america and what i'm used to. >> what shocked me was your packing list. what you packed for three weeks -- >> i packed like maybe two pairs of leggings, a pair of jeans. when i was there i just didn't need all of that so i ended up like giving some things away and just basically lived with what was on my body. >> you ended up with less than i take to get from here to the dressing room. would you go back? >> in a heart beat. >> when do you get your next break? >> it will come when it comes. >> i like that attitude. >> shailene, great to see you, let
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hits theaters this friday. i wish everyone could smell what i'm smelling. up next, no brainer recipe for shepherds pie. first this is "today" on n. bc
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we're back with more of our no brainer week. a fitting meal to make for your family on st. patrick's day. good to see you. >> good morning. >> you are not wearing green and you said i didn't have to. >> i have the irish food. >> shepherd pie anything i'm not getting there? >> ultimate comfort food. classic irish dish. we will be making this st. patrick's day. it starts off very easy. we have potatoes. salt water and bring itp
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temperature. you cook these until they are just fork tender. that is your potato section. we softened in carrots, onions. we add our beautiful lamb. >> could it be different ground beef? >> you can do beef or pork but traditional is with lamb. it gives the lovely sweet flavor. >> i have seen this part of the cooking process before. sometimes the meat tends to clump up. >> you have to go in there and keep mushing it down. do stick with it. you are looking for it to burn off a little bit and the water to come out of it. to that we add a little touch of sauce. and then we add in herbs. i have pine
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parsley. you want to bring this down and you cook it out and make it really nice. >> can i pause. we have our shepherds down stairs at the table. how is it going? >> so good. >> we got guinness. >> carson's is like half gone. >> carson didn't know he was supposed to eat anything. >> a lot of butter with the potatoes. >> we have some butter and milk. i'm going to ask you to mash this down for me. what we are going to do is look for a little creamy mash here. this is a difference because i'm going to finish it off. the traditional potato dish and the scallions give you lovely onion. you will be left with this big bowl of mashed potato. we have our
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>> that is the first layer. >> it you will be left with a really nice cover. >> as opposed to spackling the top you make lumps. >> the easiest way to not mix it with the meat. >> it will cook out. you will have this beautiful shepherds pie ready. >> let's get an opinion from down stairs. >> love it. we love the guinness with it. >> will you read me a story. >> talk to me later. >> i don't know if i want to know what is going on there. >> thank you very much. if you want this recipe head to today.com/food. >> we have a delicious -- i forgot now. it's going to be tasty, i promise. >> it's a stew. >> we
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going with live performance from riverdance. first this is "today" on nbc.
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> it would not be st. patrick's day without irish music and dancing. lucky for us the phenomenon that is
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they recently kicked off a sold out tour and visiting more than 90 cities in north america over the next year. here is riverdance. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ thank you so much. again, look for their 20th anniversary tour in a city near
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you. thank you. smucker's celebrates today is brought to you by smucker's. >> people have been sharing birthdays. happy birthday to scott with his 52nd birthday. playing golf, off to a good strong start. here is deanna. she says she has never had a classic st. patrick's day green beer. i have one here. right outside our plaza several birthdays. alex is helping them celebrate in true st. patrick's day style. happy birthday to you guys. keep sharing birthdays with us. go to today.com/celebrate. where is the rest of your guinness. >> it's gone. that is number two. >> carson had
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that is the second one. >> don't judge me. >> it is green now. >> happy st. patrick's day. >> let's see the green mustache. >> very good. >> happy st. patrick's day. >> that's not his first guinness, by the way. >> not even his second. >> he looks like an irish tom celek. we have secily tyson. >> and tara moore coming up.
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8:56 is your time on this thursday, march 17. good morning. let's begin with a check on your traffic and melissa mollett. >> new problem 395 north, express lanes at 27, a crash there slowing traffic just a bit here this morning. other issue here, 95 north before the occoquan river bridge, a crash
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a bit as well. one more situation, 295 north after suitland parkway, still hanging away with a cras
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a beautiful morning with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. up to 53 in the district. 50 in gaithersburg. we'll have clouds increasing throughout the day today. breezy this afternoon and there is a chance of a few scattered showers later today. so have the small umbrella handy. but temperatures comfortable once again, highs generally in the 60s. 69 in the district, 64 gaithersburg and cooler and windy tomorrow. get the latest news and w
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this morning on today's take we all are irish. soaring to new heights. natalie bends over backwards. and acting legend cicely tyson is with us. coming up next. >> from nbc news this is today's take with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it is st. patrick's day. >>
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>> glitter. >> this is in honor of march madness. we have until noon. >> who are you going with? >> whoever the pin hits. >> don't pick vanderbilt. >> how far did you have them going? >> my theory is the al roker school of thought on these. >> just go. >> today is the perfect storm where you get st. paddy's day. >> donot go to an irish bar in new york city. >> today every bar is an irish bar. >> we are already eating. >> these -- >> that was delicious. >> this is a cupcake deal. we will explain that. >> by the way, new york's parade
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is the largest st. patrick's day parade in the world first held march 17, 1762. 14 years before the signing of the declaration of independence. there are parades going on today. chicago already had theirs. boston, new york, savannah and mobile, alabama has a huge parade. >> i love when chicago dyes the river green. >> you have to love this picture. utah dad of six dressed up his 6-month-old son as a leprechaun. >> that is fantastic. >> he has a whole series on his blog. it is adorable. >> unbelievable. >> spray painting the dog. >> that is great. >> pouring green paint down the washing machine. >> one of our own's grand son just born take a
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picture. >> in an irish quilt. >> what does he have under that kilt? >> a diaper. >> you have a witty comeback there. >> he's got nothing. >> once again -- >> 20 seconds from now we'll come back to you. >> he is so gorgeous. how old is he? >> 5 months old. >> he will hear that for the rest of his life. he will be looking for you. >> where did he get that outfit? >> his grandparents sent it. >> his other grandparents. >> that's a true irish laugh. >> what did you get him?
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>> he already called me. >> we are going to have a few beers today and talk about the ceremony. >> you did not here from lebuff. >> adam laroche designated hitter for chicago white sox retired walked away from $13 million left on his contract. why is that interesting to you? the team says it is because laroche was asked to cut back the amount of time his son spends in the clubhouse. so last year was laroche's first
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his son in almost every day. the team called him the 26th man and gave him his own locker, uniform, home games, road games. >> embraced the kid. >> white sox vice president calls drake a fine young man but said it was time to draw the line. >> sometimes you have to make unpopular decisions. what would i say to the next person who wanted to bring his son and have it be an every day thing? >> the team says happy to have kids around every once in a while but every day becomes too much. this was not just ken williams. there was a players' meeting and some of the players voiced concerns that nothing against the kid. >> absolutely. >> to his credit he said okay. if that is the case then i'm going to
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absolutely family should always be first whether a parent or caring for your parent. >> could you cut back? >> i wonder why there couldn't be a compromise to walk away how you care for your family. you always know sports. is there something more here? >> not just walk away but retire from baseball. >> the team has like three losing season and figured they needed to focus on things. >> do we think this is the whole story? i don't know. >> i thought retirement part of it was very dramatic. >> didn't have a great year last year. two years ago a huge year. good player. only 36 years old. probably has a couple of years left. maybe gets picked up by another team but did sign retirement papers. >> made a point earlier that his father, h g
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environment. his dad was a baseball player so he grew up being that kid in the locker room. in that way it is like this is the way i want to raise my kids. >> more power to him. >> it is hard for a team. it is hard enough when we bring our kids. >> i'm stressed out when my kid is here. >> they can be distractions. nick has been here. >> he jumped into the monitor. we love it on a once in a while basis. >> he made his choice. god bless him. >> god bless this next couple. this is incredible. sunday night while cleaning up the kitchen you're washing dishes and take your ring off. karla had put her 12.5
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ring -- that is a wedding globe that she puts on her finger. and i'm not finished because she also had a diamond anniversary band. i don't know the math, a lot. >> did you hear what it was worth? >> $400,000. >> they told me $200,000. between $200,000 and $400,000. her husband bernie the baller threw away the ring. on monday they realized what happened so they contacted the waste services and were told the trash was on the way to a land if ilso they allowed the couple to comb through ten tons of garbage. i say that is not insurmountable
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so a worker found it in 20 minutes. posed for the photo with the man. he is in the green sweater. and the ring was insured. you have those kinds of jewels they make you get a rider on your insurance paeolicy. >> a rock that size probably -- >> that might be the biggest noncelebrity diamond that i have ever -- >> mariah carey's is as big as this table. j. lo's is really big. i don't think i have seen a civilian with a ring like that. >> we lost christina's wedding ring. we never found it. when i said i panicked for them, th
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stone fell out of a setting. we were at a concert and it was gone. >> little upgrade? >> i owed her an upgrade because i didn't -- it was very upsetting. after ten years i can talk about it. >> sore subject a little bit. >> we got a new ring. when you lose something like that you're in a state of panic. >> $200,000 ring. i'd be swimming in the trash. >> what you got going on mr. roker? >> it isk at some of the forecasts for these parades along the east coast. first of all, boston one of the classics. and we'll have nice weather for it. partly sunny, 57. maybe some showers by the end of the day. morning city, we're looking again oldest parade out there. by 1:00, 62 degrees. chance of some showers late in the day. 65.
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warming up a high of 82. isolated thunderstorms by the end of the parade but most of it will be spectacular. and mobile o, best chances of showers down heerksre, 75, thunderstorms possible. here is what is happening in your neck of the woods. temperatures still holding in the 40s and 50s. 53 in the district. and 55 right now in leesburg. clouds will increase throughout the day and by the afternoon and evening, about a 30% chance that you're dealing with a light shower. but most if not all of the day remaining dry. highs if in the 60s and low 70s. 69 for a high temperature in washington. it will be breezy this afternoon, but it will be windy tomorrow from start to finish and cooler with a high temperature of 62. and that's your latest weather. next half hour we will talk about a little nor'easter. come on down
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>> i'm not done. this dynamic scene is called roof top. >> this is the big second act climax. our three leads are involved in a big epic chase at new york city roof tops. >> i love trampolining. >> feeling like a kid again. >> great. >> here i can. >> enough child's play. this acrobat showed me how high he can go. i learned new skills and look forward to the day when i can run away with cirque de soleil. >> that's pretty good. >> i learned some skill. >> you can catch
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inside there. check that out. season with a little salt and pepper and let it go until whites arefirm. >> check this out. >> very cool. >> very cute. >> put that on an english muffin. pot of gold cake pops. everyone loves cake pops. we are doing these pots of gold. you are going to take a lolly pop stick and this is just a combination of store bought chocolate cake mixed with frosting. >> it's not even baked. >> the cake is baked. >> and then you let that sit until it sets and then you end up with these and it helps hold the shape and then you dip it you let it sit and then take the finished product and dip it in the white and then dip it in gold. >> there you have it. >> everybody was raving about th c
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>> here we take vanilla cake batter dyed green. the trick here is use little balls and also heat proof marbles and place it. >> you have these beautiful clovers. >> i just had the shamrock shake. >> i heard all about you tasting it. we have mint chocolate chip with an ounce and a half of vodka. the more you add the thinner it will be. here is creme demint. if you don't have green you can use food coloring and then puree it.
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it on and then you adjust the fit by pressing buttons. it should be available in time for the holiday shopping season but only available on nike plus. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> did it say how much it is in. >> i have to find just anothere very lazy. thanks so much. are you ready to maybe one more nor'easter? one more nor'easter? we look at the european model, saturday has a low pressure system down in the gulf. it starts to push through by sunday. it is off the carolina coast. making its way up, colder air is in place. so by 3:00, we have snow along the southern part of the i-95 corridor. during the day, continues. and some of this snow could be heavy wet snow in the northeast according to the european model. american model, only really new england. so who will win? this is the snowfall total amountsre
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over a foot in northern new england from boston to new york city. 8 to 10 inches maybe? and then the american model, almost nothing. so this is a classic. a classic pinning the american middle versus the european model. who will win? it's still early to tell in that's what's going on around the country. here's what is happening in your neck of the woods. >> and as al is talking about, that storm system still all over the place. we're definitely going to get something on sunday. how much rain, how much snow, still needs to be determined. we could have anywhere from no being a come accumulation to maybe 4 inches. today we're in the 40s and 50s right now. clouds increase, breezy this afternoon. maybe a few scattered showers. otherwise high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.
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kiss me i'm irish trivia challenge. >> we are presented with certain irish celebrity and we wave in when we think we know the answer. here to host our great show, irish chef who knows his way around shepherds pie sblmpt deare you ready? >> here is the first one. there was a handsome actor every irishman knew who starred in mrs. doubt fire. >>. >> that was good. >> there is an actress at the top of her game who already has two oscar noms to claim. she is just 21 and you love her even -- >> fantastic.
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there was a great singer from the green isle. >> savannah. >> natalie. >> i'm never getting back here. >> that would be bono. >> it is wrong. >> van morrison. >> you were right. >> that's crazy. >> and there once was an actor that could do it all -- >> i know this one. >> colin. >> ferrell. >> the last one is tricky. you have to concentrate. there was a guy named lc who was worried they are always after me.
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lucky charms. >> what's his name? >> lucky the leprechaun. >> well done. >> that's it. congratulations. you all win. >> i got nothing. >> we all win! >> everybody wins. >> we are going to celebrate with this. >> up next, nng we are all looking forward to, acting legend. >> she may change her
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new york family spreading kindness to their community and around the world. >> they are on a mission. their goal is to inspire people to be kind cht it came about in the after math of an unthinkable tragedy. >> he would have been 5 this year. he went to bed happy, woke up happy. he was a good boy. >> reporter: in october 2012
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days before hurricane sandy ravaged the east coast rich expect was preparing for the storm while a friend baby sat his friend. >> my job was to put away lawn furniture. i came back in the house and my friend was in here watching tv. i said where is reese. he said i thought he was with you. >> a miscommunication left reese unattended for five minutes but long enough for the 22-year-old to wander into the backyard pond where he drowned. >> i pulled him out and did cpr. i tried to resustate him. >> reporter: superstorm sandy battered their home. >> we didn't have power for 14 days, no cell phone service. our family was all out of state. >> during those darkest hours that
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transformed by kindness, first a local landscaper offered to repair the yard and fill in the pond. >> they put in a new lawn and removed that reminder. >> so many acts of kindness. neighbors brought food and a cousin waited on a gas line for me. >> no one would allow them to repay the generosity. >> i wanted to pay people back. no one would take it. we came up with this idea to pay it forward. >> they launched the rees specht life foundation. a simple act of kindness can make all the difference. >> if an act of kindness can put a smile on grieving parents' faces what is more powerful? >> the goal is to inspire every day people to perform good deeds and leave
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kindness card to help spread the word. >> we have a map on the site where people order cards that will keep track of where they ordered from. we have a dot for every place on the earth where someone has ordered cards. >> it is nice that people are doing kind acts in his name. it's fulfilling. >> reporter: they are sponsoring school scholarships, hosting toy drives, promoting water safety and they have launched the program that delivers prepared meals to families suffering through hardships. families like mom lisa who had been battling breast cancer for 11 years. >> the idea that they can come back from that in a way and form this foundation and give to the community is really very special. we couldn't be more thankful. >> i'm keeping
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spirit. and people are getting to know him that would have never known him otherwise. >> to help in the effort to cultivate kindness and get involved you can head to today.com. after that inspiring story we have sad news to share. in the days since the organization donated food lisa passed away, died on tuesday morning of breast cancer. we send heart felt condolences to family and friends. we are back in a moment.
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we can all grow into our dreams. ♪ people love me for saving them over half a grand when they switch to progressive. so i'm dabbling in new ventures. it was board-game night with the dalai lama. great guy. terrible player. ♪ go paperless ♪ don't stress, girl ♪ i got the discounts that you need ♪ it's a balancing act, but i got to give the people what they want -- more box. any words for the critics? what can i say? critties gonna neg. [ applause ] the what?! [ laughs ] house of cards just got better. cicely tyson joined the cast. >> jones is grooming her daughter to take over the seat in the house but the first lady
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wants her to endorse her instead which doesn't go over too well. >> we haven't accomplished everything we set out to do. the one thing my constituents have always had is the pride they take in being represented by one of their own. >> such a great scene. good morning. >> good morning. >> you have always portrayed strong women. here you are doing this in 2016 on house of cards. what has that experience been like? >> i'm doing it because i can do it. there was a time in my career where i would not consider doing it because i was on a mission. at that
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important for me to serve the issues that i thought were important and the way that i serve. now i feel i can just be an actress and do anything whenever, wherever. >> you served your mission well. because of you so many ground breakers for so many women in a time where we need more ground breakers like you, as well. diverity in hollywood is something we have been long been talking about. you are one of the first. >> what does it mean to you. >> that's a shame. that we are still talking about it. during my time we picketed, we did everything. to bring attention to that matter. and today 2016 we are still doing the same thing. so where have we changed
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stubborn problem in hollywood? you were nominated in 1972 and now we are at 2016 not much is different. why? >> economics. it's a competition for economics. if i take your job then where are you and vice versa? >> you have always been able to make those decision makers carve out, you are playing a texas lawmaker. you think about other black women who were in congress and here you are with another level of popularity. were you a fan of the show before? >> i was because there were certain people involved in it that i knew. and
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them by watching. but i never thought i would be a part of the show. i was really shocked when they asked me because i'm so far removed from that subject matter. and when they asked me they didn't ask me for one. they asked me for two and then three. and i thought oh, boy. >> your vitality just amazes me. not only do you act on tv and in movies, but i just saw you. you literally take us to church in that. the vitality to do eight shows a week, what is your secret? >> at age 19. >> i love it. [ laughter ] >> that was the date, the 19th. what is my secret? i have .
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i just try to live life in a comfortable manner. i am not a good patient and so it is very difficult for me to obey the doctor. and i love life. i want to be well while i'm here. >> we love you. >> thank you so much. >> god bless you cht. >> visit us again. >> house of cards available on netflix. we are back in a moment. first this is "today" on nbc.
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9:57 on thursday, march 17. good morning, i'm eun yang. let the madness begin. the ncaa basketball tournament kicks off in just a few hours. are your brackets filled out is this uva plays hampton this afternoon around 3:00. terps are practicing in spokane, washington as they get ready to take on south dakota state tomorrow. go terps. carol maloney will be bringing us updates throughout the d
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now your forecast. beautiful this morning, temperatures already flirting with that 60 degree mark here in the district. gaithersburg already up to 61. highs today in the mid to upper 60s. clouds will increase as we head into the afternoon hours and will could be a few scattered light showers mainly between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. so have the small umbrella handy. breezy this afternoon, windy tomorrow and cooler, highs in the low 60s. partly to mostly sunny skies. tracking rain and snow, updates on midday. up> coming
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